Why CVS Caremark Is Poised to Outperform
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, drugstore and pharmacy benefits giant CVS Caremark has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at CVS Caremark and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Woonsocket, R.I. (1892)
CEO Larry Merlo (since 2011)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$1.2 billion / $10.0 billion
Express Scripts Holding
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 1,746 members who have rated CVS Caremark believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
CVS possesses enormous purchasing power relative to its peers. CVS filled 990 million prescriptions versus 785 million for Walgreen in 2012. CVS will benefit from the soured relationship between Walgreen and Express Scripts. Obamacare will decrease the number of uninsured expanding CVS's market. All of this adds up to market beating returns.
If you want market-topping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite its five-star rating, CVS Caremark may not be your top choice.
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